Online Security Week aims to educate

Monday, 7 April 2003, 2:05 PM EST

The second annual online security week run by eBucks.com begins this week. The aim of the week is to educate consumers about online banking to improve security and break stigmas associated with the medium.

Angus Brown, CEO of eBucks.com, says the education message is threefold. Firstly, to educate online bank clients about keeping logon information private; keeping the client's environment secure; and showing people who do not use online banking that, despite the security concerns associated with online banking, it is actually safe and secure.

"Online security is as much the responsibility of the user as it is of the bank. No matter how impenetrable the firewalls, if the customer shares his or her personal PIN and/or password with a third-party, the account is vulnerable to unauthorised access," Brown says.

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